Kick-off for accreditation for media representatives

One milestone after another: Preparations for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games are in full swing, in less than six months about 2.700 athletes from 107 nations (as of Sept.23rd, 2016) will compete in nine different sports (Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Nordic Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Stick shooting, Floorball and Floor Hockey) and try to win medals. Graz, Schladming and Ramsau will be the three venues and therefore house representatives of the media from around the world for one whole week.

Many international and national journalists have expressed interest in the World Winter Games held for people who are intellectually handicapped. Sept. 26th, 2016 marks the kick-off for the media to immediately start registering for their accreditation for this mega event by going to the following link:


All necessary information to receive your accreditation for the World Winter Games under: (German) (English)


It is a fairly simple process: Please fill out the registration form and the provided fields intended for the media. After completion you will receive an email to the address you had provided to confirm that your application had been received. Your application will then be revised by our media team and a few day later you will either receive an approval or your application might be declined. Deadline to apply for a media accreditation is January 31st, 2017.


Hotels for media representatives

In Graz, Schladming and Ramsau there will be hotels reserved mainly for representatives of the media. Please respect the fact that only after your application has been approved will you be informed of the names of the hotels. With an approved applications you will be able to book rooms in these hotels at a reduced rate. Rooms are basically reserved until December 20th, 2016 but please be aware that rooms will be given away at a first come first serve basis and might be going fast. We recommend to apply for your accreditation as soon as possible that we then can review and confirm for you to book your room in one of the hotels very soon.

However it is certainly possible to book your room in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau using other platforms. For that matter we recommend the following:


Region Schladming and Ramsau:

Region Graz:



For questions concerning your accreditation please use:


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